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And I thought I was a stickler for presentation :P
Well, as I said, you asked.
Then maybe it was okay that they didn't include error bars
Nope. The author (with the title of "Technical Director", no less) is presenting means. A mean is an estimation of some sort of theoretical value, in this case breaking strength. It is NEVER acceptable to present a mean w/o an estimation of the error (e.g., variation) about that mean.
Anyway if that sort of thing is like fingernails on chalkboards, try this one on for size: My battery's have a "capacity" of 170 amp's.
My ears!!! My ears!!!
OK, which is worse: "My battery's have a "capacity" of 170 amp's" or "The harbor isn't far, only about 3 knots from here" ????
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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